Mammals have an unusually dense and continuous fossil record, and are thus ideal for evolutionary studies. I am interested in understanding how evolution as a process, acting on generation-to-generation scales of time yields the microevolutionary and macroevolutionary patterns that we observe on longer historical and geological scales of time. A more detailed summary of my research interests is provided on my personal home page (q.v.)
A.B., Princeton University, 1968.
Ph.D., Yale University, 1974.
NATO postdoctoral fellow, Universite de Montpellier (France), 1975.
Professor and Curator at University of Michigan since 1974.
Director of the Museum of Paleontology from 1981-1987, 1989-2011.